Friday, September 07, 2018

Trump Continues Attacks on Free Press

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Trump's fascist tendencies are emergence more powerfully all the time. He's brimming with hatred for the press and wants to hamstring them gutless and cowardly.,  in USA TODAY quptes his tweets:

Whenever you see the words 'sources say' in the fake news media, and they don't mention names.... is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers. is the enemy!
He went so far as to say that whenever stories "don't mention names... it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers. #FakeNews is the enemy!"
But apparently that strong dislike for anonymous sources didn't keep him from tweeting on Tuesday a story that relies exclusively on a single anonymous source, though.[1]
Anonymity is essential for whistle blowers. Trumps wants to shame analogous sources as gutless but that does not preclude  free speech, neither does the possibility that quotes are made up. But we know good reporters are responsible with using anonymous quotes. Some even go to jail to protect their sources. No one who is lazy enough to makeup a quote would  go to jail to extend the hoax.

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Now Trump's fascism leads him to attack the right to protest,He wants to make protesting illegal.

President Trump has long derided the mainstream media as the “enemy of the people” and lashed out at NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem. On Tuesday, he took his attacks on free speech one step further, suggesting in an interview with a conservative news site that the act of protesting should be illegal.
Trump made the remarks in an Oval Office interview with the Daily Caller hours after his Supreme Court nominee, Brett M. Kavanaugh, was greeted by protests on the first day of his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill.
“I don’t know why they don’t take care of a situation like that,” Trump said. “I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protesters. You don’t even know what side the protesters are on.”
He added: “In the old days, we used to throw them out. Today, I guess they just keep screaming.” Trump has bristled at dissent in the past, including several instances in which he has suggested demonstrators should lose their jobs or be met with violence for speaking out.[2]

That would obviously  be a major infringement upon the first amendment. The fake President is not a friend of the Bill of rights,that;s the way I knew it would be. If the Republicans win the mid terms there will be no one to restrain Trump's fascism. This may be the most important election in   our history. Please vote, and make sure your fiends vote. Let everyone you know understand the issues and the dangers and what we are facing! Please do not let up util the election is over!

[1] "Trump hates anonymous sources, unless they're in stories favorable to him"
 USA TODAY (May 30, 2017 | Updated 2:31 p.m. ET May 30, 2017)

[2] Felicia Sonmez"Trump Suggests that protesting should be illegal," Washington Post,

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